BigDMcGee, on 19 June 2012 - 08:06 PM, said:
T-Minus 1 game until the Thunder become my favorite team because of media over reaction to them losing this series.
It won't be the team though, Westbrook will take most of the totally undeserved beating.
SuitedAces21, on 19 June 2012 - 08:10 PM, said:
edit: just saw on espn that teams up 3-1 in the finals are 30-0 all time. i like that stat.
I think Miami is going to win obviously, but the Heat did lose three games in a row to Boston last series and the Thunder won four in a row after being down two. So maybe it hasn't happened in the finals, but it's not like a one in a million shot or something.
I_fold08, on 19 June 2012 - 09:11 PM, said:
What exactly is the rule regarding the shot clock on those jump balls? Unless I'm making things up in my head I've seen it several times stay at 1 second or whatever time was left. Is this an under two minutes in the game thing, or am I just way off?
I thought it stayed at whatever it was too. But apparently the rule was changed before the 2003 season to reset to 5 seconds. Which makes no sense to me. Why 5 seconds? Seems like it should either reset completely or stay as is. Obviously you can't expect a guy to think about this as it's happening, but if Harden just lets Haslem get the rebound, it's going to be a 24-second violation. Lebron is clearly the best player in the series, but Brooks has been awful. Somebody on the Thunder needs to give Perkins food-poisoning so Brooks can't play him anymore. When Lebron went down I got really nervous. Worst case scenario for me is the Heat winning a championship with Lebron missing the clincher. Then we still get all the Lebron-haters in full-force. If it was just cramps, he should be fine for Thursday, right?Brain-fart notwithstanding, Westbrook was all kinds of amazing last night. He gets blamed too much for dribbling the clock out and putting up a bad shot, but how many of those times are because he's trying to get the ball to Durant, but Durant can't get open? I think if I had Westbrook's athleticism, I'd be flying all over the court just like him. Seems like that would be a lot of fun.